Current News

MS and PhD opportunities in Geology and Geophysics

The department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University invites applicants for graduate studies in both the MS and PhD programs. In particular, students interested in Geophysics, Palynology, and Antartic Climate & Ecology are being sought by our faculty. Click View More below to learn more about the application process and these opportunities.  

Live Oak Dedicated to Arnold Bouma

One of LSU's stately live oak trees has been dedicated to the memory of Dr. Arnold Bouma. A group of his former students along with his family celebrated the dedication on October 8, 2014 with a small ceremony and luncheon in his honor. 

Dr. Peter Doran Joins LSU Geology & Geophysics

We are pleased to announce Dr. Peter Doran will be joining the Department of Geology & Geophysics as the first holder of the John Franks Endowed Chair. Dr. Doran comes to the department from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he served as Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

New Updates to "Old" Howe Russell

Thanks to a Louisiana Board of Regents grant, the lobby and hallway of the "Old" Howe Russell Kniffen Building has been given a fresh update complete with new furniture, displays, and more geoscience themed exhibits. The grant came to department through the hard work of Associate Professors Phil Bart and Sophie Warny, who championed the renovation.

Recent Graduate Edward Lo's Thesis Published in Geo-Marine Letters

Edward Lo (B.S. 2013) has had his undergraduate thesis research published in the journal Geo-Marine Letters. Ed worked alongside Dr. Sam Bentley for the study titled, "Experimental study of cohesive sediment consolidation and resuspension identifies approaches for coastal restoration: Lake Lery, Louisiana." Ed  was recently selected a recipient of a Fulbright Award and plans to continue his future research interests in Brazil.